A former K-State Wildcat made a highlight reel play on Saturday afternoon in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday afternoon in St. Petersburg, FL, but it wasn’t Collin Klein. Second team all-American cornerback Nigel Malone picked off former Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron in the second quarter, and returned it 30 yards to the house. The TD put the West up 21-3, en route to a 28-13 victory.
Meanwhile, Klein did lead the East squad in rushing with 35 yards, but struggled throwing the football. He completed just 5 of 13 passes for 43 yards and an interception. Klein though felt he took a step forward, according to the Associated Press.
“I felt pretty good. We were a little rough, made a lot of mistakes and penalties that kept getting us in bad down-and-distances,” Klein said. “But I think I got better and I learned a lot this week. We’re moving on.”
Klein reportedly brushed off questions throughout the week about his unorthodox throwing motion and was adamant that he had no intention of switching positions at the next level despite his ability to run the ball.
One other former K-State standout played in all-star game on Saturday as cornerback Allen Chapman played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, CA. Chapman had three tackles as the National team beat the American team 34-0.
Wide receiver Chris Harper and linebacker Arthur Brown will both play in the Senior Bowl this Saturday in Mobile, AL.
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